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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - May 11, 1974, Athens, Alabama Player says . Open course toughest of All by Ira Miller up sports writer Mamaroneck n y. Up i a Gary player the Only Man with a Chance to win Golf so grand slam this year likes his chances. But the Little Globe trotting Man from South Africa figures the . Open will be thei toughest obstacle of the four major championships that make up the slam and not Jusi because it happens to be he next one. Player engaging in a practice round monday in the Sauna like heat of winged foot temperatures Over 90 for the first Lime this Yea said he was confident but respectful and then gave his assessment in less than a dozen words. A this a he said a is the toughest . Open course in be Ever most predictions of a winning score Range from even 280 to two Over 282, but player thinks that a a Little optimistic. A this Golf course is difficult in every respect a he said. A a it a a Tough driving course a Tough second shot course and there Are some bunkers where you can to get Down in two. A i hear these Guys talking about 280. In a the worst predicting scores but id Settle for 285 and not even players Victory in the masters in april was the seventh major championship of his career and left him As the Only player this year with a Chance to win All four of the major professional titles this one the British open and the pea being the others. No one Ever has won All four in the same year although Ben Hogan won three in 1953, Arnold Palmer tried for years and Jack Nicklaus still is trying a but player unusually confident and relaxed about his chances. A look in be got a goal Chance a he said. A a in a playing Well. Its possible i might have a bad week but i am playing Well. In fact in be never played better in my life than i have this if players estimate of his chances is As incisive As it was a year ago the rest of the Field of 150 could be in for trouble at Oakmont pa., last year. Player was still recuperating from mid Winter surgery. Many people liked his chances when he led after the first and second rounds but player took pains at the time to say it was Only a Fluke he Wasny to really playing that Good and he did no to think he could hold up. He was right of course. He finally finished eight strokes behind Winner Johnny Miller with closing rounds of 77 and 73. This year however player has finished out of the top 20 Only once in nine tournaments winning at Memphis in addition to the masters. His earnings of $92,134 average to almost $10,000 a Start. F winged foot which Wilf play to 6,961 Yards and a 70, has been toughened since Billy Casper won the 1959 open Here with a 72-Hole score of 282. Hundreds of Trees have been added and Many of the bunkers that abut every Green were enlarged. The greens themselves Are Slick and slanted. Player and Bob Charles spent several minutes putting on the 18th Green when they finished their practice round and some of their putts broke off the sides of the Hill at More than a 90 degree Angle. Us basketball sets 24-game schedule the University of Kentucky basketball team will open a 26-game schedule nov. 30 in memorial coliseum against Northwestern University of the big ten Harry c. I Ancaster director of athletics announced today. The wildcats play a Home exhibition nov. 25 against athletics in action. Other pre conference foes Are Miami a Indiana North Carolina Kansas and notre Dame the latter three games to be played at Louisville in Freedom Hall. Pairings for the us it have not been made. The Field includes Oklahoma state Washington state Villanova and Host Kentucky. The wildcats open conference play at Home saturday Jan.4 against Louisiana state and finish the Campaign March 8 at miss. State. Kentucky finished the last season with a 13-13 Overall record and tied for fourth place in the with a 9-9 record. The schedule nov. 30, Northwestern dec.2, Miami of dec. 7, Indiana dec 9, North Carolina dec. 20, 21, unit dec. 23, Kansas dec. 28, notre Dame Jan. 4, Louisiana state Jan. 6, Georgia Jan. 11, Auburn Jan. 13, Tennessee Jan. 18, Mississippi Jan. 20, Alabama Jan. 25, Florida Jan. 27, Vanderbilt feb. 1, miss. State feb. 3, Louisiana state feb. 8, Georgia feb. 10, Auburn feb. 15, Tennessee feb. 17, Mississippi feb. 22, Alabama feb 24, Florida mar. 1, Vanderbilt and mar. 8, miss. State. A a a a a a a a a a a a farm league tigers tub org 400 gives Cale Yarborough in Lead members of the City farm league tigers Are from left front Row Tim Martin Jeff Hardaway Scott Sanders Todd Snead Mark Wales and Bryan Thornton second Row Myron Collins Phil Kelley John Harlow brain Hargrove Nick Johnston and Back Row coach Harold Wales and coach tink Hargrove. Courier sports photo Daytona Beach Fla. Up a Cale Yarborough of Timmonsville s.c., took Over both the Winston cup grand National Point Battle and the Money winnings Lead a Captur sport a it Buzz Capra to face old teammates today Roy Anerton editor sorties get competitive at Center with Burleson Seattle up a towering Tom Burleson of North Carolina state signed a five year no Cut contract with the Seattle sonics of the National basketball association monday to end speculation Over whether the 7-2 Center would choose Seattle or the Indiana pacers for his pro career. Salary terms were not disclosed. The pacers had american basketball association rights to Burleson but the 22-year-old player from the mountains of North Carolina said he a preferred Seattle because i think the Aba is much More Burleson standing a Hal head taller than 6-9 sonics coach Bill Russell said there Wasny to much difference in the contracts Seattle and Indiana offered. A with Tom Burleson Well be competitive at Center a Russell said. A a in a not going to say we re going to make the playoffs right away. We be been burned on that one before. A we went out of our Way to get Tommy because we think he has a tremendous future in basketball. Some of the reasons we went after him Are things you can to teach a ballplayer. Tremendous stamina attitude and a in basketball players a very important things reasonable sonics owner Sam Schulman sitting in on the news conference replied with a Crisp a no comments to the question of whether Burleson has become the highest paid sonic in the history of the club. Russell always Quick with a quip referred to the agreement As one Between Wells Fargo and Jesse James the sonics and Burleson a agent Norm Blass a the signing of the North Carolina state Star set the stage for More Burleson Walton Battles in the future when the sonics meet the Portland Trail blazers who opened this years draft by picking Bill Walton and followed through by signing the Urcla Center. Burleson said he looked Forward to playing a against my Good Friend Bill Burleson avenged a loss to the Walton led clans Early last season when North Carolina state outlasted Urcla in double overtime in this years Mcaa Semi finals. Burleson said in the first game he was a a awed just to be in a game against Walton. A in the second game i Felt i was on the same level As he was. I Wasny to scared or looking up to Russell said he was going to be patient with his tall Rookie and pressure him. A i feel he has unlimited potential a the coach said. A a in a going to play him at his Pace. We re not going to Rush him and we re not going to hold him both Russell and Burleson said they saw no problem in the big Center adjusting to the Tough physical element of pro basketball. A the can take care of himself a the coach said. A the has extra stamina and i guess you a Call it a mean Streak. I think he is going to be a Good help to us this Burleson said he did no to picture himself As a team Leader but As a team player who will be most valuable on defense blocking shots and by hitting the open Man. Top players in nation will be in the Wal Newport Beach can the nations leading College scorer rusher and punter along with the first quarterback selected in the National football league player draft All have one thing in common be playing in the world football league inaugural season this summer. When the Wal opens on july 10, . Jennings from Rutgers Mark Kellar from Northern Illinois Chuck Ramsey from Wake Forest and Danny White from Arizona state will be on hand. Jennings and White will be in Memphis South men uniforms against Detroit while Kellar will play for Chicago against Houston in the first week of Wal play. Jennings,6-1,228-Pound run from user it sprinter quiet about us rivals in Mike Hughes executive sports editor in user up for Are Valery borzoi Fields Ard questions with the in of a Veteran Diplomat nov does not follow the quot line which was the during the bad old Days cold War but he keeps Ards close to his Chest questioned about his particularly those from listed states. Then that is what one expect of a double in Champion with the ome Good looks of a god which surely would the heart even of an women a libber iry borzoi has his life much under control. He s Post graduate physical lion studies his five Days a training schedule his automobile and his apartment. What else does an honoured master of sports need in the soviet Union where sporting heroes live the Sweet life nothing. Steve Williams the worlds no. 1 sprinter in 1973, had a few harsh things to say about borzoi after easily defeating him in the dual meet Between the russians and americans at Minsk last year but whatever his feelings borzoi keeps them to himself. A it s always difficult running in America a borzoi said when asked if he is looking Forward to renewing rivalries with Williams and Ivory Crockett who recently ran a 9-second 100 Yards to take sole Possession of the world record. Of Crockett a record run borzoi said a i heard about it but one race does not make a great sprinter. He is not consistent enough to be considered one of the great ones. He has run fast times before but always has failed on the big borzoi echoed the thoughts of Many of Crockett a american rivals. Reminded that Crockett Defeated Williams in their first head to head Duel of the year in California last month the 27-year-old russian dressed in a Brown suede jacket which tas seen better Days raised his eyes to the Damp skies and shrugged his Broad shoulders. Borzoi who performed the first olympic sprint double at Munich since Bobby Morrow turned the trick at Melbourne in 1956, admits he had a very poor year in 1973. His coach Valentin Petrovsky said a Valery was unable to concentrate last year. Ning Back scored 21 touchdowns and a pair of two Point conversions with Rutgers last fall for 128 Points to Lead the nation with an average of 11.6 Points per game. Kellar was the nations leading rusher As he piled up 1719 Yards on 291 carriers for a 156.3 average per game. The 6-0, 220-Pounder finished his three year career at Northern Illinois with 3745 Yards. Ramsey who can also place kick topped the major colleges a in punting with an average of 44.8 on kicks with Wake Forest. White who was picked on the third round by the Dallas cowboys in the nil draft set seven Mcaa individual records during his career at Arizona state and led the Sun devils to an 11-1 season last fall. White finished second in the Mcaa in total offence with of average of 260.2 Yards per game eighth in passing with 2609 Yards passing and 23 touch Downs and 12th in punting with a 42.0 per kick average. Among the other collegiate leaders playing in the Wal this Suluner Are quarterbacks Ken Pettiford Tennessee St of Houston and Peil Pennington mass of the Detroit wheels who threw for 1762 andl793 Yards respectively. Don Hutt Boise St finished second in the Small College receiving state with 63 catches for 964 Yards and 13 touchdowns on his Way to earning Little All America honors. By Bruce b. Bakke Atlanta up Buzz Capra protested a a in a no but he a pitching like one and struggling mightily to keep his new found Success and popularity from overwhelming him. A i think in a just starting to come into my capabilities As a Pitcher a Capra explained Friday afternoon to newsmen at a press conference called to drum up interest in tuesdays game Between the Atlanta braves and Capra sold teammates a the new York mets. A this stuff about being an overnight Success a in a trying not to let it go to my head a he said. Capra is modest about his a capabilities As a Pitcher but his record since he became a starter for the braves indicates that although superstar talk might be a Little premature its not out of place. Capra 26, started the season in the Atlanta bullpen. On May 15, he was 0-2 when starter Ron Reed was disabled with a broken Bone in his hand. Capra pitched six shutout innings of Relief in that game and got credit for his first win. Since then he has started five times and has gone nine innings in each game. He has won four games three of them shutouts and his Era of 1.17 is Best among National league starters. The difference Between Capra this year and the Capra who in his own words was a no. 11 on a 10-Man pitching staff with the mets last year is that his fast Ball is popping in for strikes. A a in be been breezing my fast Ball a lot better this year a he said. A a it a been a Good live pitch for me. In new York when i came on in Relief they were pressure situations and i think i was trying to throw it too Fine. I was aiming it. A now since in be been starting i done to have to try to pin Point it so much. I can just throw Capra also feels he has a better knowledge of National league hitters than he did in earlier years. And he gives a lot of credit to braves pitching coach Herm Starrette. A a there a a lot of Communia ton Between Herm and All the pitchers a Capra said. A a he a the kind of Guy who la you on the Back when you have a Good game. But you have the feeling that if you do get ripped you la still be out there again the next time. And if you done to have it that Day you la have another Chance. A i did no to have that feeling in new York. I Felt if i did no to make it one Day manager Yogi Berra would have me on the Capra is careful not to indicate any bitterness toward the new York organization. Although he was surprised when he was sold to Atlanta just before the season opened in a straight Cash Deal he says he thinks the mets did him a favor. A new York is a system that a loaded with pitching a he said. A it was the Type of thing that when you got a Chance it was a do it or goodbye Well get somebody this puts a lot of pressure on a Guy. But i came Over Here and now i feel i really fit in. I really Capra is working on a string of 25 consecutive scoreless innings. He has been reminded that he could be working toward a record. A i done to want to think about it a he said. A i just want to go out there and win. That a what in a Here for. I done to want to think about the possibility of the Bubble bursting. A i done to want to think any negative thoughts at All. Sometimes i ask myself a what am i doing a but whatever it is i just want to keep on doing ing the tub org 400 his weekend. Lascar said Mur Day. A a was Yarborough a sixth Victory in Lascar Competition this year bringing his poem local 1,176.280 after 14 races while Richard Petty was second with 1073.450. Yarborough s Che role a also earned him $129,695 a his Vear compared to Petty-$121.825. Bobby Allison who finished a ust Diree seconds behind Yarborough in sundays Riverside calif., race was third m the Overall Point standings with 546.770. He also needs a a win Only $359 next weekend in the Michigan motor site 400 of join Petty and David Pearso As a $1 in Ilion career Winner Pearson remained fourth will 428.760 Points although he did t compete this past weekend and Benny Parsons was fifth with 413.980. He was third a Riverside. Former by jets Star gets sentence Philadelphia up former pc football player Johnny Sample was sentenced to three years in prison monday for violating a probation placed on him in 1973 following his conviction for cashing stolen government checks. Sample who played with the 1968 super bowl Champion new York jets was sentenced by . District court judge Daniel h. Huyett 3rd. Huyett sentenced Sample. 36, in March 1973, placing him on three years probation and fining him $1,000 for cashing $7,400 in government checks stolen from the mails. Huyett revoked samples probation last May 28 on grounds he had accepted $4,500 in stolen u. S. Treasury department checks from two men with the Promise to one third of their face value when the checks cleared a Bank. Sample who is married and has three children asked the judge to consider his family and a the hardship on Sample operates a ticket Agency in West Philadelphia Washington i up it a Hubert Green seems determined in do All he can to catch up m Johnny Miller in tax in a Money won list but he still has a Way to go. Green winning the Philadelphia classic Over the week end upped his Money local a it $156,165, but Miller finishing third in the event passed tin $200,000 Mark in pos lint $203,690. Auburn in Tennis final Auburn for the first time in its history Auburn a Tennis team will be represented in the Mcaa finals at los Angeles calif., june 17-20. No. 1 singles Drew Evert and no. 2 singles Jackie Bushman will both play in single Competition. However Evert and Bushman will also team together in doubles. As a doubles team Evert and Bushman won six of eight matches during the regular season. However they were eliminated in the first round of the doubles Competition by a team they had already beaten. A Sophomore from it. In Inderdale Fla., Evert is the older brother of Chris Evert. Bushman a freshman from Montgomery Ala., is currently the fifth ranked Junior in the South. Or. Amp mrs. Jerry Terry invite you to hear Charles Coil 7 30 tonight Hobbs St. Church of Christ v s is a it v s \ s is .s. V s v 4 s save s i Auburn will take six to Mcaa finals Auburn a with High hurdler Jim Carson making the list with a remarkable 13.6 in the Usuff meet in Wichita kan., last saturday Auburn will take six trackman to the Mcaa finals m Austin tex., june 6-7-8. Sophomore discus Ace Bret Dull was second in the Usuff meet last week end and will have to show marked improvement Over his 178-2 Best to place in the Mcaa. Sprinter Clifford Outlin the current Mcaa 60 Yard dash Champion will go into the outdoor meet with a 9.3 Best in the 100 Yard dash. Danny Smith has a Best of 52.0 i the 440 intermediate hurdles. Freshman distance Ace David Mckannan of Huntsville Ala., holds the Auburn school record in three events and will run the three mile in Austin. Captain Jerry wooden went Over the 50�?T Mark with a 50-4 triple jump to make the select Field. Outlin won the 100 in the recently completed outdoor meet while Dull Smith Mckannan Carson and wooden were All second. Comer amp Willodean Fielding invite you to hear Charles Coil 7 30 tonight Hobbs St. Church of Christ big Valley Saddle club Rodeo Anderson Alabama june 14 amp 15 8 00 . Rainout Date june 16 a 2 00 . Big Valley Saddle club Arena tickets a $2.50 amp $1.00 bareback Riding clowns girls barrel race Bull Riding Bull dogging calf roping 8 Miles North of Rogersville Ala. At Andersen Ala. At the big Valley Saddle club Arena

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